How to disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates

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One common feature of Windows 10 is that it has automatic updates turned on by default. In a way, this is a good thing, as you’re getting the latest features and updates. But in this part of the world, most people can’t afford to leave the updates turned on. As such, many users would love to be able to disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates.

In previous versions of Windows, it was easy to turn this off in the Control Panel, but today, the feature is hidden away from easy reach. Let me show you how to turn off or disable Automatic Updates on a Windows 10 machine.

Steps to disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates

1.) Search for services.msc in Cortana/Search box and open it by pressing ENTER.

disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates

2.) Scroll down the list and find Windows Update and Double Click it.

3.) On the General tab, go to Startup type and select ‘Disabled’.


4) Click Apply and Ok.

After that, you won’t be bugged with any Windows 10 Update. You can revert it easily by following the same steps, but instead of ‘Disabled’, select ‘Automatic’ in the Windows Update Properties window and apply it. Now you can save your data for other purposes. Cheers


  1. Thanks for the info. Though am yet to upgrade my system. Is there any way of selecting specific updates you want to download and install?

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